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Geranium maculatum

Common Name(s)
Wild geranium
Flowering Time
May to June
Fruit/Seed Maturation Sign
Schizocarp turns dark and splits upon touch
Fruit/Seed Collection Dates
Early June

Mature transplants added to a woodland degraded by cattle grazing in Wisconin were "healthy" in the six years that the plants were monitored, and with low mortality; the authors did not report whether they reproduced (Ellarson and Craven 1982).

Transplants in a field study had 94% survival after 7 years. Wild geranium self-sows and can spread by seed once established (Mottle et al. 2006).

Seed output moderate; low vegetative spread (Barkely 1986, Gleason and Cronquist 1991).


Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum) flower

Seed Cleaning
Separate seeds from schizocarps
Intolerant of dry storage; short-lived if stored dry (Cullina 2000)
Restoration Potential